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Now Hear This: 02/11/13

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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BOTW Review: Oliver Wilde – A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears

When esteemed Bristol indie label, Howling Owl, announced local doom-folk producer Oliver Wilde as the latest addition to their roster earlier this year, it felt like the perfect marriage of style and ideals. Leading Wiltshire-born Wilde’s introduction to the Howling Owl stable was the lofty, spacious ‘Curve (Good

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BOTW Interview: Oliver Wilde

With his debut full-length, A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears, quietly shuffling its way to being one of this summer’s most promising indie – in the truest sense of the word – records, Bristol-based ‘dad rocker’ Oliver Wilde appears to be on to a really great thing. Here, he

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Notion 063 Interview: Wayne Coyne – Part Three

“I love Beck! I just don’t want to have to eat food with him all the time.”

The Flaming Lips‘ mercurial frontman, Wayne Coyne, was in a particularly insightful and philosophical state of mind when he caught up with Notion’s Alex Cull for a chat at his antique-adorned East

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Notion 063 Interview: Wayne Coyne – Part Two

“If I kill somebody and hide the body, listen to my music long enough and you’ll know where I hid it.”

The Flaming Lips‘ mercurial frontman, Wayne Coyne, was in a particularly insightful and philosophical state of mind when he caught up with Notion’s Alex Cull for a chat

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Notion 063 Interview: Wayne Coyne – Part One

“It doesn’t matter what you sing about or what you think about: at our base level, humans have the capacity to be the worst things ever.”

The Flaming Lips‘ mercurial frontman, Wayne Coyne, was in a particularly insightful and philosophical state of mind when he caught up with Notion’s

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BOTW Playlist: Gypsy & the Cat

With their second full-length, the expansive – and infectious as hell – ‘The Late Blue‘ currently being on repeat at Notion HQ this week (and many more before it), we asked our BOTW, Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat, to compile a playlist of the tracks that inspired

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Introducing our BOTW: Gypsy & the Cat

If you’ve ever wondered what would be the outcome of two Aussie DJs getting together and forming a space-rock band, we might just have the answer for you in Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat. The Victorian duo – comprised of Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers – first came to …

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BOTW Interview: The Thermals

This week has seen our current BOTW – Portland lo-fi indie trio, The Thermals – release their sixth album, Desperate Ground, and it’s a definite return to their raucous roots. Alex Cull caught up with the group’s bassist Kathy Foster for a chat about making it to the ten-year

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Album Review: The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends

First released on Record Store Day 2012 (although not in the UK) with unique every edition is different packaging The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends is a rich, bizarre record that features 13 collaborations with some of the music industries most illustrious experimenters.

Opening track ’2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)’ …

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